A Thrilling Valentines at Nuvali

February 18, 2010

Usually, a person would celebrate Valentines Day in a romantic way, some would watch movie, eat at a fine-dining restaurant, but most of the runners preferred celebrating it differently. We got up early, laced up our trail shoes, wore our singlet and headed up to Nuvali for the TNF Thrill of the Trail. A trail run on Valentines day is a breathe of fresh air, you get to run in a different environment and it’s trail. It’s not that often that there’s a Trail Race, so why not join it?

Saw Takbo.ph peeps, Mark and Wilnar who also run the 22K course.

22K runners were transferred by bus tho their starting line

I forgot what time our run started but it was still pretty dark, so we traverse the road leading to the trail using our keen eyes not to bump. I think I was running for 2 kilometers when I tipped over a rock and stumble, landing my face flat to the sand. But there are still kind people around us, while most of the runners run past me, there was this one guy who offered his help and told me to take it easy, but I was. Thanks again to Romy Doctolero for helping me. Blessings to you Brother. 🙂

I lost track of how many river crossing we had, but I had fun doing it. At first I was avoiding of getting my shoes wet only to know that I would actually be crossing the river. Safety should always be first when doing a trail run, cause you might get injured if you’re not. The course design my Mr. Neville Manaois and company is the best, and I wouldn’t be thinking twice of joining the race again next year.

Upon crossing the finish line all the girls were given a rose

Erick crossing the finish line after 22K

The race over-all was great, the course is superb, daring and intimidating which have left the runners craving for more. Next trail run is TNF100 at Baguio, will register for the 11K run. See you there. 🙂

With the very energetic Mark who carried Tiffin while crossing the river (Cheesy!)

Erick with Jay Nacino aka Prometheus Cometh and Jason Dela Rama

Will post more picture soon. 😀

PS:

When I tipped over a rock I didn’t feel the pain right away, just last Monday I couldn’t move my left arm and pain was unbearable and I went to the doctor to have it checked. I experienced swollen muscles and have to take anti-inflammatory medicine for the pain. 😀


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